The foundational fallacy of the Roman Catholic Church is so glaring that it takes a unique spiritual blindness to miss it. The RCC claims sole authority to properly interpret scripture. But if we aren’t capable of understanding the direct words of God as revealed in the Bible, then how can we be sure we are properly understanding the words of the RCC?
If the Catholic church insists that you can’t trust your interpretation of the Bible, how can you trust your interpretation of their interpretation? Are they claiming that their words are more powerful than the Bible – that is, that their words can’t be misunderstood but those of the Bible can be? And how can you trust their interpretation that the Bible teaches that you should only trust their interpretation?
I concede that many people can and do misinterpret the Bible. That is what I accuse the RCC of doing. My point is that if we both claim that the original texts turned out as both the Holy Spirit and the human authors desired then it should be our common ground.
I recommend reading the Bible carefully for yourself every day, while also reading from commentators with a reputation for sound theology (e.g., not the Catholic church).